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Robert Morris University will begin issuing required COVID-19 tests to students

Robert Morris University will begin issuing required COVID-19 tests to students

John Blinn, News Editor

October 21, 2020

MOON TOWNSHIP -- Robert Morris University's Office of Student Life has announced that it will be implementing randomized COVID-19 tests. According to Student Life, campus community members will be tested in random cohorts. This will include individuals who are not showing symptoms of COVID-19. It was al...

Robert Morris University introduces the new Colonial Success Fund

Robert Morris University introduces the new Colonial Success Fund

John Blinn, News Editor

October 15, 2020

MOON TOWNSHIP -- Certain Robert Morris University students could receive up to $5,000 annually with the new Colonial Success Fund. Through a new financial tool known as an income share agreement (ISA), select students can receive this funding but will be required to pay a set percentage of their income ...

Where’s the News? Episode 16 (FEAT. Rick Sebak)

Where's the News? Episode 16 (FEAT. Rick Sebak)

John Blinn, Nick Hedderick, and Garret Roberts

October 13, 2020

Rather than hard news and election coverage, the Where's the News? crew talks hotdogs, Pittsburgh and documentaries with special guest Rick Sebak. Tune in for fun stories, Steel City Secrets and cylindrical meat. Songs Used: Intro: Ohayo by Smith The Mister https://smiththemister.bandcamp.com Smith The Mister https://www.yo...

Robert Morris University offers up to $40,000 through a new scholarship program competing with Duquesne

Robert Morris University offers up to $40,000 through a new scholarship program competing with Duquesne

John Blinn, News Editor

September 25, 2020

MOON TOWNSHIP -- Robert Morris University has established a new scholarship program in an attempt to set itself apart from local rival Duquesne University. Up to $40,000, that's how much a student who has been accepted into both Robert Morris and Duquesne could save if they opt to enroll at RMU. ...

RMU confirms positive COVID-19 case on campus, 17 students in quarantine

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John Blinn, News Editor

September 4, 2020

MOON TOWNSHIP -- Robert Morris University has confirmed that a member of the campus community has tested positive for COVID-19 on September 4, 2020. An email from the RMU Student Health Center stated that the university has reached out to everyone who may have been in close contact with this member...

Robert Morris University eliminates some staff positions, furloughs others in response to financial loss after COVID-19

Robert Morris University eliminates some staff positions, furloughs others in response to financial loss after COVID-19

John Blinn, News Editor

June 3, 2020

MOON TOWNSHIP - Staff and coaches at Robert Morris University have been furloughed and several other staff positions have been eliminated in an attempt to lessen the financial impact caused by the COVID-19 pandemic. The university announced on Wednesday that staff whose workload had “diminished” wo...

Robert Morris University classes remain online for the summer but hopes for in-person fall courses after an estimated $10 million loss from COVID-19

Robert Morris University looks beautiful in autumn as the leaves change. A picture of the business building on the campus of RMU.

John Blinn, News Editor

May 6, 2020

MOON TOWNSHIP -- Robert Morris University will remain online for summer classes and is uncertain, but optimistic, for in-person fall classes. While handling an estimated $10 million loss as a result of COVID-19, the university is also preparing for an online and rescheduled in-person commencement ceremo...

Moon Township hosts Easter Bunny Neighborhood Hop for holiday social distancing

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John Blinn, News Editor

April 12, 2020

MOON TOWNSHIP - COVID-19 may have caused the cancellation of countless events throughout the United States, but it was unable to stop the Easter Bunny from safely spreading Easter cheer to residents in Moon Township. Over the past several weeks, Americans have been learning the rules of social distan...

Robert Morris University prepares to resume face to face classes on April 6

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John Blinn, News Editor

March 13, 2020

UPDATE: Since the time this time this article was written, Robert Morris University has announced that it will no longer be preparing for an April 6 return. Students were encouraged to move out of their dorms if possible and were informed that they will not return for face to face classes in the Spring 20...

Robert Morris University cancels face to face classes and switches to online until April 27

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John Blinn and Soundharjya Babu

March 11, 2020

UPDATE: March 13- 5:45 p.m. According to an email from Robert Morris University, the Student Recreation and Fitness Center would re-open at noon on March 13. The center will be working on a modified schedule. According to the email, the center will be open Monday - Friday: 6:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m...